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Iron Horse Sanctuary Inc

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Mission

Rescue, rehabilitate, retrain, prepare and rehome adoptable animals. Provide permanent sanctuary to unadoptable animals. To educate our local community to the plight of America's horses especially those that end up at auction and are destined for the european meat industry. To provide community events that will connect animals and people, with special emphasis on working with local community homes for the physically and mentally challenged, children in care and local veterans.

Ruling year info

2019

Founder CEO

Kay O'Hanlon

Co Founder CFO

Barbara Fontaine

Main address

PO Box 355

Goshen, NY 10924 USA

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EIN

84-2125104

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Rescue, rehabalitation , retrain and rehome

The program is designed to take equines who have been abandoned, beaten, abused, neglected, starved or failed by humans and rehabilitate them to a level where they are able to lead normal lives, integrate into a herd and live a normal herd existence and bring joy to the new person in their life.

Population(s) Served
Age groups

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Orange County Horse Council NY Chapter 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals with freedom from hunger and thirst

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Caregivers, Families, Non-adult children

Related Program

Rescue, rehabalitation , retrain and rehome

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals with freedom from discomfort

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Caregivers, Families, Non-adult children, Parents

Related Program

Rescue, rehabalitation , retrain and rehome

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rehomed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We offer a safe haven for unwanted, abused, wild, unhandled, problematic, ill health, elderly and compromised equines of all breeds and ages. By attending auctions in NY state and across state lines in PA we will save as many animals as financially viable. Our thought process is to rehab and retrain those that are assessed and proven to be adoptable. Animals that have significant behavioral issues will be given permanent sanctuary. Our long standing knowledge of auctions, kill pens and holding lots allows us to educate others in the equine industry as to the plight of America's equines.
Permanent residents of the sanctuary are good ambassadors to teach the public regarding equines and farm animals and through this interaction with the public and local schools we are spreading the word regarding animal suffering in the auction pipeline.
We are making strides in our trap, spay and neuter program for local feral colonies. The program is growing due to the high number of ferals in our area. Many of these cats are adopted out, whereas the wild ones are given a soft release at the farm and in turn this gives them a permanent home within the confines of the farm. Our goal is to decrease the feral cat population in our immediate area.

By attending auctins that have a high kill buyer/order buyer ateendance, we are intervening directly and stopping as many equines as possible from going to kill in Canada and Mexico. Education is key and we are making strides by sound practices of spreading information via social media. Public awareness is our best friend.

Sound practices, working with local vets and local volunteers we are putting a dent in feral populations. Again education is key to making change and by doing open houses to public schools we are educating the youngsters of today as to the importance of spay and neuter.

Strong donor support allows us to attend auctions, pull at risk equines and provide veterinary care. The more we can bring people into the farm and also to our social media platform, the more support we can obtain tosecure funds.
We also do several fundraisers a year to generate donations and awareness.
Our board consists of extremely knowledgeable and talented individual that all bring their own unique stamp to our organizIn three years we have saved approxiamtely 120 equines, 3 dogs and 36 cats. 5 of the cats were in kitten and we were able to adopt most of the kittens. Our goal is to secure a grant to build a year round cattery to accomodate more cats.

With our equines we are continuing to grow. Adoptions have been extremely hard due to covid but we are making this year our best adoption year. We plan to have an open house in the spring so that we may bring in new people to see our work and share the plight of many of the residents of the sanctuary.ation. Through their active involvement we increase our capability to fulfill our goals.


With our equines we are continuing to grow. Adoptions have been extremely hard due to covid but we are making this year our best adoption year. We plan to have an open house in the spring so that we may bring in new people to see our work and share the plight of many of the residents of the sanctuary.ation. Through their visitation, involvement and education we increase our capability to fulfill our goals.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    We don't actively use collected feedback

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Iron Horse Sanctuary Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/19/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Kay O'Hanlon

Iron Horse Sanctuary

Term: 2019 - 2029


Board co-chair

Barbara Fontaine

Iron Horse Sanctuary

Term: 2019 - 2029

Jane Gyulavary

Gyulavary Enterprises

Maryelana Moran

Horse Trainer

Julia Martin

DVM Pine Bush Equine

Zina Mazzone

Book Keeping

Kay O'Hanlon

Brookfields Farm

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/19/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.